The Dishes

Julpepparkakor (Christmas Ginger Bread)

Prep time: | Cook time: | Serves 8-10

  • 300g butter
  • 250ml brown sugar
  • 250ml white sugar
  • 100ml treacle or golden syrup
  • 2 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 tbs ground ginger
  • 1 tbs ground cardamom
  • 1 tbs bicarbonate soda
  • 1kg plain flour
  1. Mix the butter, sugar & treacle until soft & thoroughly mixed.
  2. In a separate bowl mix half the flour, spices & bicarbonate soda well. Add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar bit by bit. Keep adding flour until the dough is firm – it should easily move away from the edges of the bowl, but not so dry that it’s too crumbly. Wrap it in aluminium foil and leave it in the fridge over night.
  3. When baking, let the dough soften in room temperature, then put flour on a wooden cutting board and roll the dough thinly, cut with shapes and place on a baking tray. Bake for approx 5 mins or until golden brown, at 200 – 225C.